Thursday 8:30 PM ET: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports the two sides have indeed agreed to a deal.
It appears the New York Mets and first-round pick Gavin Cecchini are close to a deal, as the 12th overall selection said on his Twitter account he is headed to New York City. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin seems to be speculating the same, as he replied to Cecchini's tweet with "Physical and on board?" and later joked maybe the 18-year-old is starting against the Yankees on Friday night.
Baseball America's John Manuel wrote about the Ole Miss commit after he was taken by the Mets, noting his "strength is his defensive ability at short, baseball instincts and overall ease of play." ESPN's Keith Law seemed to like the pick for the Mets as well, noting he's got lacking tools sans power and can play shortstop defensively.
MLB's recommended slot for Cecchini is $2.550 million, and the Mets have $7.15 million in pool money to spend for their top 12 picks. Roughly $2 million more than they used last year.